Panic attack is a type of anxiety disorder in which a person feels intense fear or apprehension that is of variable duration ranges from minutes to hours. These attacks begin suddenly and may reach a peak level within a short time like ten to fifteen minutes and they may continue for a longer duration if the attack is triggered by a situation which is not easily forgettable and manageable.
It leads to a rapid heartbeat, difficulty to breathe normally and uneasiness, pain in the chest and disrupts the daily normal activities of a person. It occurs due to the response from the sympathetic nervous system. They expedite in stressful situations and have to be handled carefully so that the person does not got any emotional shock or physical disorder that is lifelong. Some of the herbal remedies that have proved their effectiveness in the treatment of panic attack are given below.
Effective Herbal Remedies for Panic Attacks
The herb Kava Kava is used to give relief from the symptoms of the anxiety and stress.
The chances of occurrence of panic attack decreases if the person has no anxiety and stress. You can take this herb in the form of capsule, pill, extract etc.But this herb is not advised for the patients of liver disorder.
Passion flower is analgesic, purgative and sedative which give restful nights with no stress and helps to fight with panic attacks. You can take passion flower in the form of tea, tinctures, extract or capsules. This herb can also be taken in combination with other well known herbs like lemon balm, valerian root and St. John’s wort to make a sedative tea. This herb is not advised for pregnant and lactating mothers.
Ginger is one of the most important herbs which is used in many herbal preparations. Ginger can be taken effectively for the treatment of panic attacks as it has the capability to eliminate toxins from the body.
You can take ginger by making ginger tea, adding it as a spice in your cooking and as a massage oil for relief from anxiety and stressful situations.
Licorice is a natural alternative to hydrocortisone as it works like your body’s natural corticosteroids. This herb is considered as a tonic which increases the production of the chemicals that helps to fight with the chronic anxiety and stress. It has anti-inflammatory properties. You can use this herb in the form of fresh or dried root powder, tea or tincture but in moderate quantities and for a shorter period of time. However this herb is not recommended for the patients of heart, kidney and diabetes.
The herb chamomile calms down anxiety and stress levels and gives a positive vibe to the attention deficit disorder.
The production of a stress hormone known as adrenocorti-cotropichormone (ACTH) will reduce if a person inhales the vapors of essential oil of chamomile herb. You can take this herb in the form of tea for relaxation. Dried flowers of chamomile can be used to take herbal baths and to make sleep pillows.
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